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Who's Afraid of Brea Bee?

‘Who's Afraid of Brea Bee?’

Season 8, Episode 17 - Aired April 14, 2021

Adam and Brea are cast in the leading roles in the school's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Meanwhile, Beverly tries to force Erica and Geoff's back together.

Quote from Barry

Adult Adam: [v.o.] Back in the '80s, there was no more beloved couple than Erica and Geoff. Unfortunately, after a disastrous camping trip, they were utterly broken up, and Erica wasn't ready for the world to know.
Erica: Hey, um, Barry, nobody else knows about the breakup besides you. You will not tell the dopes inside this house.
Barry: But I keep nothing from them. Intimate financial details, anatomical distresses, historical shames... it's all for public consumption.

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Quote from Murray

Barry: As you know, Joanne and I have been getting very serious recently.
Murray: Wait, the lady from the car wash? Ah, she does a deep scrub. Good for you, pal!

Quote from Adam

Adult Adam: [v.o.] Getting the lead was the highest honor for a drama kid, and it wasn't just some silly musical. For the first time, I was going to act.
Brea: I'm so psyched for you.
Adam: Right? It's like I'm whoever the best athlete in the world is, but for theater.
Brea: So, the Michael Jordan of theater?
Adam: I'll take your word for it, but maybe.

Quote from Murray

Adult Adam: [v.o.] As I set my sights on a leading lady, my dad took the lead on cheering up my heartbroken sister.
Murray: Everything's gonna be all right, sweetheart. I think. I don't know. Y-You tell me.
Beverly: [sits up] Damn it, Murray, you are absolutely terrible at comforting me.
Murray: Of course I am. And why are you in Erica's room?
Beverly: Because it reminds me of Geoff, okay? He was my everything.
Murray: What are you talking about?
Beverly: God! You don't get it. You don't get me. Just leave me alone.
Murray: I would, but who's gonna put the tomato sauce on the meatloaf?

Quote from Murray

Erica: I brought ice cream.
Murray: Ah, yeah!
Erica: For Mom.
Murray: Who comes into a room and says something like that?

Quote from Beverly

Erica: Why are you as upset as me?
Beverly: Because I had plans for your future.
Erica: Please don't tell me you're already thinking about our wedding.
Beverly: It's mid-April. Everything's in bloom. [chuckles] We're overlooking Bushkill Falls, the Niagara of Pennsylvania. There's a 25-person limit, but we can push it to 200.
Erica: Sounds reasonable.
Beverly: Then once we get back from our honeymoon in Hawaii - yes, I am going - you two will move into the Kremps' house.
Erica: So, in this world, the Kremps no longer live across the street?
Beverly: Not when they notice all the possums I've been sneaking into their attic.

Quote from Adam

Adult Adam: [v.o.] While my mom worked behind the scenes to save Geoff and Erica, Brea was about to take center stage.
Adam: Welcome to the court where I play my sport. [inhales deeply] The sport of theater.
Brea: The lights are so bright. I'm sweating. Are you sweating?
Adam: Just think of this stage as a volleyball court.
Brea: I did win a district championship with 100 people watching. The coach told me to imagine them all naked. I knew what he meant, but he still got fired.
Adam: It's kind of the same. The only difference is instead of slapping a ball, you're mining your deepest pain to explore the contradiction of the human experience. Dave Kim, you getting this?
Dave Kim: "Pretentious, pretentious, volleyball." Got it.
Adam: He's writing a piece on me for the school paper. Lead in the play, inspiration to others. It writes itself.
Dave Kim: How's this for a headline? "Adam Goldberg: Star in the Making."
Adam: I like it, but it kind of says I'm not a star yet.
Dave Kim: How about, "Adam Goldberg: A Star That Was Already Made"?
Adam: You got there yourself.

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: Wait. Is that... It is. Geoff Schwartz! What are the chances?
Geoff: Down the street from my parents' house? Pretty high.
Beverly: Well, this is a happy co-ink-a-dink, because I have some stuff you left at our house.
Geoff: Okay, you can just put those things in the back. Or just climb in and crush my sunglasses. [car door closes]
Beverly: Here's the elegant "Gerica" sweater that reminds you of the good times.
Geoff: That's clearly not mine.
Beverly: Oh, and a bottle of Erica's favorite perfume. Wow. That's gotta bring back some memories, huh?
Geoff: [coughs] My eyes! It's so searing and evocative!
Beverly: Mm. Look. Her diary. Oopsy. I opened it. "Dear diary, I sure do miss Geoff's snuggly body. I wish he could go back to being my loverboy."
Geoff: It's obvious you're trying to get me to go back to Erica.
Beverly: How dare you? I'm just a concerned citizen randomly walking the neighborhood with the possessions of my daughter and her former loverboy.
Geoff: Please stop saying "loverboy."
Beverly: Does "boy lover" feel more natural?
Geoff: It does not.
Beverly: I guess someone can't have an open and honest conversation.
Geoff: I'm sorry. It's just, however hard you think this breakup is for you, it's harder for me.
Beverly: Geoff, I know.
Geoff: Thank you.
Beverly: But I will 1,000% get you back together, whether you want me to or not. [car door closes]
Geoff: You left your box!
Beverly: Geoff, that [bleep] isn't mine.

Quote from Adam

Adult Adam: [v.o.] After my girlfriend crushed her audition for the play, I had no choice but to use every acting trick in the book to keep up.
Adam: I like New York, unique you-nork. Ah, damn you, unmuscular tongue!

Quote from Murray

Adam: I like New York.
Murray: Not a fan. Providence, Rhode Island... that's a city.
Adam: New York is irrelevant, Dad. I'm using an acting technique to improve my stage voice.
Murray: You know who's a great actor? The Fall Guy, Lee Majors. Very handsome.
Adam: Acting isn't entirely about appearance, but I could see how you'd make that mistake.
Murray: They paid $6 million for that guy... a bargain.

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